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Join Friends of CIAF and win!

13 Dec 2022

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Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) has launched its highly anticipated, two-tiered membership program to engage and reward our loyal supporters with exclusive, immersive experiences: Friends of CIAF.

CIAF General Manager Darrell Harris said there are many benefits and advantages of becoming a Friend of CIAF.

“Membership guarantees the premium CIAF experience with benefits including VIP access to artists' insights and cultural knowledge, ticketing privileges, touring experiences and merchandise offers,” said Mr Harris.

According to Mr Harris, CIAF’s 14-year profile and success culminated in 2022’s record-breaking year with art sales exceeding $1 million, attendance of 60,000 visitors, and CIAF’s longest programming ever (five activity-filled days). 

“CIAF is now committed to leveraging this success into a new, sustainable, and exciting growth phase. One way to do that is to bring our main supporters close and initiatives like Friends of CIAF will do just that. It’s also a great way for people who become members to really be part of the story and legacy of our organisation. After all, it was CIAF that opened Queensland’s Indigenous art market,” he said.

Since 2009 CIAF has been heralded as Australia's premier Indigenous art fair —forging career pathways for countless artists while fostering an ethical marketplace and space for cultural exchange for Queensland Indigenous artists and its attendees. And while much of CIAF’s programming is free to attend, visitor feedback shows a strong appetite for increased access to artists and the organisation. 

To view the range of benefits the two tiers have to offer click here!

All memberships are tax deductible, as CIAF is a registered charity. 

Sign up and win!

Treat yourself or loved ones this Christmas!

Furthermore, sign up (for either Tier) before January 31, 2023 and go in the running to win a unique and immersive Indigenous tour experience. Our friends at Mandingalbay Ancient Indigenous Tours have generously donated 3 x Hands on Country Eco Tour for a family (two adults, two children) worth $347.50 each.